Downtown Manhattan features many disparate neighborhoods coexisting with one another. At the tip of the island lies the Financial District, which features skyscrapers, colonial streets and Wall Street. This is also the neighborhood where the World Trade Center once stood. There are also various ferries that leave here for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island. North of the Financial district is the Civic Center, where NYC’s government officials reside. TriBeCa is a neighborhood located in the west that features chic restaurants and design galleries. Little Italy and Chinatown are two of New York City’s largest ethnic enclaves. In SoHo, you will discover designers like Armani and Louis Vuitton. New York’s prime art gallery district, Chelsea features many of the city’s best galleries. The Lower East Side has a fantastic nightlife but other historic neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side is also worth a visit.
Downtown Manhattan is also referred to as Lower Manhattan. Lower Manhattan was once considered the heart and soul of New York City.
Lower Manhattan contains many popular visitor landmarks such as Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. These attractions serve as a reminder that, not too long ago, New York City was an important city for shipping. South of Lower Manhattan is the Brooklyn Bridge, which stands as a testament to man’s achievements during the 19th century.